Friday, May 2, 2014

No Weeping Angels - Sanctum - Fantasy Faire 2014

On the darkest nights, when even the coldest winds blew, clouds would shift across the sky and moonbeams would caress the earth. Moonbeams and the occasional rat or crow had been the only visitors to the Sanctum in more years than any residing there cared to remember. Decades past, the dessicated acolytes had joined the bones of the saints they tended, leaving the sacred places to the winds and the walls.
Now, in the light as much as the darkness, it was the walls that should be watched. Too long without the hope and prayers of the living, the stone, imbued with centuries of hope through the deepest despair, took on the mantle of the living. As with all creatures, each had a talent, each leaned their own way, and followed their own path. Aeleth had rested where she was hewn, atop the corner plinth, flanked by stained glass windows reaching in both directions along a neglected corridor behind the sept. It was here, however, that generations of one family had come to see her. Each mischievous daughter or son brought their own child in turn to greet her, bringing gifts of flowers and broken things, even into their old age. Monks passed her by without a glance, the sisters paid little more heed. Her beauty was not for the pious, nor the dogmatic. The kindness of her face was cherished by those who ached with some unspoken pain. The glint in her eyes drew troublemakers to her, seeking blessings to carry off pranks without a hitch. She was built from these prayers, these hopes, these dreams as much as she was solid stone. As with the turning of the worlds, once again people were venturing through the hallowed halls. Now they could expect to meet with more than just a benign smile. Now, she intended to do whatever she could to ease their pain, this was her calling; but she knew to some she would appear frightful, so she would always, always play tricks...
Just don't blink...

Hope that didn't scare you off visiting the Fantasy Faire!
Aeleth resides in the Fairelands, in Sanctum to be exact. Her home, crafted by Alia Baroque of Fallen Gods, the sponsor of the sim, was understandably overflowing with visitors, so here's just the one picture of her in her actual habitat...

Aeleth wears :
Fallen Gods Inc  ~ LACRIMOSA Female Weeping. L$ 800 - RFL Vendor
This set, skin and tunic is beyond incredible. The texturing is so disturbingly realistic, you would expect to see motes of stone dust shaking free with each movement. In the set, you receive two skins, the one worn here, and a PG version. Matching eyes are included. The tunic comes in six MESH sizes, from XXS to L. Also included are appliers for hands, feet, fingernails, toenails and Lolas Tangos. When I'm not blogging during the Faire, I'll be shopping, and mebbes just jumping out at people in this!
MacMoragh & Muse ~ Stone Acessories for FG Lacrimosa skin - RFL Vendors
Clearly, I am far from the only one inspired by this set. AineMari Flanagan (The Muse) asked if anyone else had fallen for the skin, and was kind enough to share the items made by them as soon as they saw what was on offer - even replacing all items in their RFL vendors, such was their rapture. They have done an amazing job. As an addition to the ensemble - the hair and wings are perfect, the detailing amazing.

If you are as captivated by this stone as we, just follow the link above, and get Relaying!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Ipolema 3rd of Haligale was satisfied. This had been her tenth mission and it had been successful. For her that would mean her time as apprentice would be over and she would be seen as a fully initiated shepherdess. Not that it was a surprise, all the women of her family were shepherdesses but still it was a personal success for her.
Shepardress-2 Now she would be allowed to command bigger herds. And soon she would be granted permission to use her staff not only to direct sheep but also other beings. Her training had started as soon as she had become able to hold a staff. The first beings which had been directed by here were frogs and other amphibians. As soon as she was able to control those she did proceed to bunnies and then finally to sheep.
Sometimes she wondered if being a shepherdess wasn't a waste of her magical talents but then she saw her aunt herd humans.

The Fantasy Faire 2014 will start tomorrow. And it will be a wonderful event as every year. The participating stores range from high fantasy to street roleplay and from clothes to buildings.
The Wayfarer dress from Poet's heart is one of their donation items for relay for life, as well as the staff and the headband. The dress comes in beautiful autumn colours and with fitting boots and pants. What makes it unique is not only the shading of the colours but also the elegant cut. This does not only allow to use the dress for fantasy roleplay but also for events in which a short dress is appropriate. The dress comes in the standard sizes.
The staff and head dress are made both of unrigged mesh and come with a hud which allows to choose the colour of the flowers, leaves and wood.
The poses used for the pictures come from HopScotch who also take part in the fantasy faire. They made staff poses. The set contains five poses with fitting staffs but it is of course also possible to use an other stff.

The Erika Hair from Wasabi Pills is one of my favourite hairstyles from that store. In Gingerbread it goes very well with the dress. The dragon eyes come from Sterling Artistry and are also available as mesh eyes.

Dress: Poet's Heart - Wayfarer - Autumn Foliage RFL (sold at the Fantasy Faire)
Staff and Headband: Poet's Heart - Wayfarer Staff and Headpiece RFL (sold at the Fantasy Faire)
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Erika Mesh Hair - Gingerbread
Eyes: Sterling Artistry: sa_DragonEyes_IndigoFrost
Poses: *~*HopScotch*~* Oaken Companion 2 (sold at the Fantasy Faire)

Shepardress-3 All the pictures have been taken at the Fantasy Faire.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Fantasy Faire 2014 - Magic Is Around The Corner!

Ssshhhhh... quiet, quiet. Can you hear it...? The soft tinkling, humming and clanking from the distance?

Shhh... Fantasy Faire Is Coming... Yes, it is the Fairelands being built by some of the most talented creators in SL, with the assistance of elves, dwarves, and - of course - dragons. In three days (another magic number, hmmm?), that is on the 1st day of May, the gates will open and the good people of SL can pour onto eleven (!) incredibly beautiful sims. Please read the details on the official Fantasy Faire homepage.
Do visit the Faire, shop at your hearts' content, have fun, meet friends old and new... and also donate generously for a good cause.
We at Eclectic Equations, being also official bloggers of this wonderful event, will do everything in order to keep you amused and informed on whatever happens in the Fairelands.

Meet you inworld in a few days!